As cities continue to expand, many beginning to burst at the seams, the inevitable question arises: where do we house people? A logical, important question to ask. But perhaps other questions need to be considered as well: where will people work, and what is the city doing to spur economic growth?
In celebration of the Rhode Island International Film Festival taking place this week, we are highlighting the Downcity neighborhood in downtown Providence.
One month ago, America was shaken and glued to television screens as it witnessed a frightening, unbearable massacre. The shootings that took place in Charleston on June 17 were disheartening, discouraging, and left community leaders and residents throughout the country wondering how a schism this wide could have grown on our grounds. Hate and prejudice now seemed rampant and unstoppable. Charleston, and many other communities, were sagging under the burden of questioning. “Does our city have a problem with racial injustice? Do we treat people equally?” These were just some of the questions I found myself asking.